PlanPhilly weekly news recap 11-01-2007

Nov. 1, 2007
Dear PlanPhilly member,

The presentation of the civic vision for the central Delaware is approaching.  Join PennPraxis and the Central Delaware Advisory Group on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center by registering today: www.planphilly.com/registration

For more information on the event, click here: http://www.planphilly.com/files/Flyer03_bw.pdf

In news related to the central Delaware process:

Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea’s lauds the civic engagement process on the central Delaware: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/10883516.html

Ryan Briggs gives his take in a column in the Temple News: http://media.www.temple-news.com/media/storage/paper143/news/2007/10/30/Metropolis/The-Riverfront.When.Will.Murmurs.Develop-3063609.shtml

The Central Delaware planning process was also the top story in latest edition of The Architect’s Newspaper: http://www.archpaper.com/news/2007_1031.htm

In PlanPhilly news:

A deeper look at infrastructure

PlanPhilly reporter Alan Jaffe details how projects such as the Central Delaware Riverfront visioning, which call for broad riverfront access and new transportation and systems infrastructure, come with costs.  Click here to read the story: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2176.

Mixing uses

PlanPhilly reporter Kellie Patrick explains how striking a balance between competing interests and the will of the public on waterfront renewal and planning won’t be easy, but can be done, experts say.  Click here to read more: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2133.

Visual guide to zoning

PlanPhilly presents this Visual Guide to Zoning, an easy way to view the city’s zoning code. You’ll find clickable PDF files that explain each of the city’s 56 zoning designations with photos, maps, diagrams and regulations. Developed by the Planning Commission, they form an essential guide for anyone trying to keep up on the ongoing effort to reform Philadelphia’s zoning code. Click here for more: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2140.

Symphony House Discord

Last week, Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron critiqued the design of Carl Dranoff’s newly unveiled Symphony House on Broad Street: http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/10795557.html.

Wednesday, The Inquirer published a letter to the editor from Dranoff in response to Saffron’s column: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20071031_Letters___Taking_Exception.html.

New Feature

Every PlanPhilly news story will now end with a comment box. Give your feedback on stories we cover.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 5: Connecting Market East – http://www.planphilly.com/node/2124
Nov. 7: Night Lights on South Broad – http://www.planphilly.com/node/2100
Nov. 14: Zoning Code Commission – http://www.planphilly.com/node/2143

Best until next week,
Matt Golas, Managing Editor

 

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